Very low to the ground.
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I've tentatively suggested a milkcap, from the colour and general shape. However, you need to take a photo of the underside of the cap. When there are lots of specimens, don't worry about picking one to have a look at it more closely. Lactarius (milk caps) are called that because they give out a milky substance from their gills when they are damaged. The smell of the mushroom, colour of the milk and how bitter it tastes are all factors that help identify down to species level. Hope that helps a bit,
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber
Hi, thanks for the information Sarah. I've only just started photographing fungi. These were basically flat to the ground, I will try to get the undersides on the next ones. Thanks so much for your time.
Yes its a lactarius, which species of tree was it growing with? Picea(norway spruce/christmas tree) or pine? or something else?
Hi there, these were growing in the grass, there would have been spruce and christmas trees fairly close by (within 30metres or so). As suggested I will take photos of the undersides of fungi (from now on!) as I'm new to photographing them. Thanks so much for your time.
No worries at all EBL that's what we're all here for!
The species of tree narrows things down nicely to the type of lactarius i have indicated.
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